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Catching Water Damage Before It's Too Late
To avoid severe damage after weeks or even months of water buildup, the key is to act fast in getting expert help.
Often, water will create problems in a building without being noticed in the slightest. Water damage can accumulate fast, the longer a leak goes on the higher the affected cost will be. To avoid severe damage after weeks or even months of water buildup, the key is to act fast in getting expert help. Water can ruin flooring, furniture and walls, but it can also cause more severe damage to structural components within the property.
There are many causes of water damage:
- Leaky roof: An old or damaged roof may suffer from rainfall leakage, leading to the accumulation of damage over time.
- Broken pipe or gutter: Broken plumbing can cause leaks or gushes of water when not handled properly. You may notice a broken pipe due to backups in the toilet or sink, but bursts are not always apparent.
- Condensation: Over time, air conditioning units can leak if not properly maintained. When this happens, small water droplets penetrate the foundation of buildings, leading to mold.
By responding quickly to water leaks, you increase the chances of preventing further damage. Water damage can become significantly worse in a matter of hours, but taking the proper steps will put you in the right place to stop the problem. Call SERVPRO® of Ojai / Montecito at (805) 669-6662, we are 24/7/365.
How We Respond to your Calls
SERVPRO® can guarantee to make it “Like it never even happened.” Call us today and let us help you.
Did you suffer a disaster in your home or business and don’t know what to do next? Well, after safely removing yourself from the scene, you can begin taking steps forward. It’s difficult to know how to proceed following fire, water or smoke damage, but our team of experts at SERVPRO® of Ojai / Montecito will help you through the dilemma. Call SERVPRO® as soon as you can and let us assist you!
When You Call
We have a supportive team of representatives ready to answer your call. They will likely ask you a variety of questions which will help SERVPRO® determine the resources and equipment necessary to assist you. By answering our questions, you are allowing our representative to best prepare for response to your disaster.
Some Questions to Expect
- Name and contact information (Phone number, email address)
- Street address of home or business
- What year was the structure built?
- What type of damage has occurred? (Flood, fire, water, etc.)
- What caused the damage? (If known)
- Is there electricity and water available?
- Your insurance company?
SERVPRO® of Ojai / Montecito
SERVPRO® of Ojai / Montecito is here for you. With the best training in fire, water and smoke cleanup and restoration, we guarantee our SERVPRO® staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your home or business. In addition to our restoration services, we also offer mold mitigation and deep cleans of properties. SERVPRO® can guarantee to make it “Like it never even happened.” Call us today and let us help you. No disaster is too big or small. Call SERVPRO® of Ojai / Montecito at (805) 669-6662, we are 24/7/365.
3 Facts About Water Damage
Additional inspections are performed after the water extraction process to confirm the extent damage has occurred.
Dealing with water damage is a nightmare. Uneasy questions about what to do, what insurance will cover, and what to save first will begin to pile up. When a pipe bursts or fire suppression system fails, life is put on hold until everything is dried and secured. That is not always the easiest of tasks.
Here are a few facts about the water restoration process to help educate you, and help in securing your property should a water damage disaster occur.
1. Water Type
Generally, water damage invades a property in (3) types: sewage, rainwater, and freshwater. Depending on the water type invading your property, it may need the expertise of a professional remediation company like SERVPRO®. It is critical when dealing with water damage to understand the source of the issue so as to safely remediate current damage and limit any potential future damage. If sewage water damage is suspected, a professional and experienced water damage restoration company will have the appropriate tools to return your property to it’s preloss condition safely and effectively.
2. Water Damage Continues After Extraction
It may be tempting to breathe a sigh of relief once water has been extracted from your property, however, be wary and know that moisture likes to hide. Additional inspections are performed after the water extraction process to confirm the extent damage has occurred. This helps to remove the potential for mold growth. Mold can cause damage to the structural components of a home, leading to serious consequences. Make sure a mold prevention expert inspects your property post clearance to ensure no mold growth has transpired.
3. Attic Spaces Are Cause for Concern
Most common water damage sources include roof leakage and gutters malfunctioning, meaning your attic is at a higher risk for water damage. Have your attic space inspected regularly by water damage professionals to make sure any small leak doesn’t turn into a serious problem.
If your home is flooded, or suspect of water damage, call SERVPRO® of Ojai / Montecito (805) 669-6662. All forms of water damage require immediate attention to minimize further losses. We will help you stay safe and protect your assets.
How Long Does Residual Smoke Damage Last?
Aftermath of fire in utility room.
Ridding a property of smoke damage is a difficult task unto itself. One of the worst things a home or business can experience is a fire as it not only destroys household items but can also affect structural materials as well. The damage can sometimes extend after the fire has been extinguished in the form of water damage due to the fire-fighting efforts.
Residual smoke odor can linger within your business or home until affectively treated after the flames have been put out. If a fire affects your home or are, such as is the case with when a wildfire occurs, take the necessary steps to rid yourself of the smoke smell effectively and fast.
It can be quite difficult to remove the odor of smoke from your property. When the smoke first infiltrates your home, the small imperceptible particulates can stick to all household surfaces and even become embedded in porous materials – carpeting, furniture, fabrics, books, and even paint. Removing them requires a lot of effort and, often, specialized cleaning equipment. SERVPRO of Ojai / Montecito have the expertise and industry leading equipment (air scrubbers, nano filters, ozone generators, hydroxl technology, etc.) that is required to effectively deodorize after a fire loss. We use safe and efficient odor removal techniques to make it "Like it never even happened."
Difficulties When Choosing Commercial Remediation
Water from ceiling leak pouring into bag held by SERVPRO production team member.
It is important to have a plan before disaster strikes. Plan before the worst happens so you know who to call when disaster strikes. As a business owner you know that every day your business is closed or partially operational, you are losing profit. Consider the below when researching and deciding on the right remediation company for you:
As far as the location of the remediation service provider goes, you will want to choose a local company. SERVPRO of Ojai / Montecito works daily in the community remediating and restoring business and homes to their preloss condition.
Choose a restoration company that shares your sense of urgency. SERVPRO accepts calls 24/7/365. You need an immediate response, and our team of best-in-class project managers and technicians gets the work done correctly and quickly.
Size & Experience
SERVPRO of Ojai / Montecito has the infrastructure to handle any sized loss. Our team of restoration and construction experts can handle even the largest projects with ease. A company that does both the cleanup and the reconstruction work will greatly simplify the entire process for you.
You can count on SERVPRO to:
- Respond immediately
- Identify the cause of loss
- Find the right solution
- Perform work accurately and fast
Choosing the Right Water Restoration
SERVPRO Project Manager performing inspection.
A professional water damage company offers many benefits to both business owners and homeowners. Licensed work is one of the biggest advantages of hiring a water damage restoration company as they are licensed under local government. This means that their methods of restoration have been reviewed and are legally accounted for. Post work being performed, should you find some problem with the electrical restoration or other physical repair work, then you can easily locate the agency and request additional repair work. Government Agency registration is one of the most important aspects of a professional company and is of immense benefit to clients.
- Reputation is important! Review the online reputation of the selected water damage restoration company you go with. Do not choose a company under the radar, but one with an established presence on the web and in the community.
- Tried and true, effective and fast protocols. Immediate action during emergencies proves the reliability of any emergency remediation service.
- Well established and fully geared. SERVPRO of Ojai / Montecito has the infrastructure to handle any sized loss, commercial or residential.
- Best Working Tools and Resources. One advantage of a licensed water damage company is that they are likely to have access to the best tools of the trade. This is because a licensed agency will be able to apply for authorial permission to get some of the best water damage control equipment that is available in the market. All in all, opting for a well renowned water damage company is a sure way to restore your home effortlessly.
Whether it is a natural flooding incident or some other flooding damage, water damage poses some major risks to your home. By hiring a professional water damage company, you will not only minimize risks but also ensure you the restoration services are handled correctly.
Holiday Emergency Services
SERVPRO equipment setup
With holidays coming and going throughout these winter months SERVPRO of Ojai / Montecito knows that these times are the worst possible moments to deal with the headache of a fire or water loss. Everyone should be with their loved ones this holiday season. We would much rather everyone be with their loved ones celebrating the joyous season. However, disaster waits for no one and never occurs at convenient times.
We are here to help! Even on holidays our teams are available and working around the clock. No job is too big, too small, too far, and too much of a hassle for us to handle. We have the infrastructure to handle any sized loss. If you suffer from a holiday water and/or fire loss this holiday season, be sure to call the professionals at SERVPRO first.
Choosing the Right Restoration Company
Companies which are local to your area are usually the most accessible in emergencies. Local restoration companies understand your area better, allowing them to trace the common causes of damages in your area quickly. Local professional restoration companies often find the cause of loss faster than other companies.
Vet your chosen restoration company and make sure they are licensed and insured. If they are uninsured and not licensed, they are not professional. Before hiring anyone ask for their credentials. A reputable/transparent company will have their credentials readily available and be happy to share. Being licensed means the company has met the regulations for their profession and are currently not in any legal disputes.
Confirm the Company’s availability. The more time that transpires the more damage will occur. Over time water can cause more wood rot and structural damage can occur. When having remediation work performed make sure to receive an appropriate timeline of when the work will transpire/finish.
Hiring a damage restoration company for your home or business is a stressful decision, especially when speed is of the essence. Choose a company that holds its proper certifications, is local, available, and meets insurance requirements.
Round the Clock Emergency Services
SERVPRO team on jobsite.
SERVPRO is known for being “faster to any size disaster,” commercial or residential. When compared to other restoration companies SERVPRO of Ojai / Montecito is not only on site the fastest. We also maximize our efficiency while on the job to make sure we are fastest at getting you back into your home or place of business as well. Why SERVPRO? Because we understand what it means to be the leader in restoration not just in our city but across the nation, being a company that is available 24/7 we are truly around the clock. SERVPRO of Ojai / Montecito has a professional always on call to make sure we are ready to jump into action no matter what time it is or what the job call may be! You will never have to worry about what time your emergency may happen knowing that we will be there for you immediately.
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Come find us on our Social Media! Our aim is to assist in educating all on SERVPRO of Ojai/Montecito. We put out content regularly across our social media pages showcasing our work, helpful tips, product descriptions, day in the life and more. We have done work in cities such as: Ojai and all over the West Coast. We pride ourselves on the range of the work we have performed from simple toilet leaks to commercial losses.
Being a leader in the remediation industry, SERVPRO of Ojai/Montecito is outfitted to assist any disaster. We understand the criticality of an immediate response and our “faster to any size disaster” attitude keeps at the forefront of remediation services. There’s a reason SERVPRO placed in the top ten of Entrepreneurs Franchise 500.
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Area Disinfection Certification Program
ATP testing before and after.
When disinfecting a commercial environment there are many procedures needed to follow. SERVPROXIDE is applied using electrostatic or ultra-low volume (ULV) foggers, as well as MonoFoil®, multi-action and microbial spray. The disinfectant mist is liberally applied to all surfaces within the normal breathing zones. This is an area approximately 6-8 feet up from the floor. The disinfectant is left on surfaces for 5-10 minutes on non-porous material and 1 hour for porous material per manufacturers recommended “dwell” time for maximum efficiency. Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) testing is also performed. SERVPRO of Ojai/Montecito has (3) levels of service. ATP testing utilizes an ATP device to measure the level of organic cell structure (both living and dead) on a surface that has the potential to support microbial growth and microbial bio-mass. As with all levels of service the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is adorned throughout the process.
Level 1 treatments are typically used before a Level 2 treatment and/or for large “open” spaces, i.e. warehouses, non or minimal-occupied spaces, vehicles and transportation. Level 2 treatments use enhanced cleaning methods that emphasize treatment on High Contact Touch Surfaces (HCTS) after initial fogging is applied. This testing is performed before and after the atmospheric ULV fogging disinfecting process. Level 3 treatments are used for confirmed COVID-19 cases inside the dwelling. A (3) stage Decontamination chamber is set up prior to any personnel or equipment entering the work area:
- clean room chamber
- shower/decontamination chamber
- equipment/dirty room chamber
Once disinfecting and inspections are completed your facility will be granted a certificate from the Area Disinfection Certification Program stating the area has been disinfected to hospital grade standards. There is no implied warranty as to future conditions of the premises. It is recommended SERVPRO disinfecting protocols be instituted monthly.
We Are The Professional Water Damage Experts
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There’s a number of ways for property damage to happen but most often it is from the result of excess water. The particular reason for the circumstance of water damage can be so many different things. Some of them included that can happen in your Ojai home or business are caused by rainstorms and internal property issues like a pipe burst.
Do act fast in making the call to seek a professional like ourselves at SERVPRO, if you think you have experienced water damage to your property because the water will spread quickly, and the longer it’s left untreated, the damage could get worse. The affected areas can become rotted, warped, and could possibly be affected by mold growth.
Also, trying to restore the damage yourself is not the best course of action in such a situation. Give us a call. We offer a range of services for customers suffering from water damage for residential and commercial properties. We are available 24 hours a day seven days a week.
My Kitchen Still Smells After the Fire Damage Gets Cleaned Up. Why is that?
SERVPRO Can Help Remove Odors in Your Kitchen
Fire damage from cooking is also known as a protein fire is one of the most common fire losses in residential properties.
Particular actions need to happen to make sure fire damage in the kitchen from this type of loss. This actively demonstrates that the first and foremost thing to do is wiping down all surfaces in the vicinity with a cleaning agent with a solvent base to release the greasy residue's grip.
Odor control methods are also a part of this type of mitigation. Cleaning lessens the pungent odor, SERVPRO techs usually have to do a multilayered approach for complete scent elimination using methods such as:
- Thermal fogging
- Hydroxyl generators
- Sealants over painted walls and ceilings
Wind Damage Restoration Specialists
No matter where you live, you’re prone to some type of storm damage, even if it’s just a little wind damage. This is why we should all be prepared, especially in Southern California with the Santa Ana winds.
At SERVPRO, we have knowledgeable storm-damage restoration technicians prepared to offer assessment, repairs, and cleanup services. We’re prepared for any challenge, from massive storm damage to minor wind damage. Time and time again, we’ve helped homes get back to the way they were before the damage occurred.
We are here to help you pick up the pieces of your life after wind or storm damage. Wind damage may not happen often but when it does we know it can be a headache to deal with. You can always trust the storm damage restoration specialists at SERVPRO.
Should I File A Claim?
When you've had water or fire damage in your property one of the questions to ask is should I file a claim.
A claim whether how big or small gets on your record so it is important for a company like SERVPRO to perform a FREE damage assessment to you property to determine the scope of work. Once that claim is filed there is no turning back and that is why it is important to have a SERVPRO expert inspect the property for FREE to provide you the best guidance about your damages.
SERVPRO will perform a moisture mapping of the property to determine the extent of the damages or a fire damage inspection report to determine which areas of the property are affected.
SERVPRO is also an insurance preferred vendor by major insurance companies like State Farm, Farmer's Insurance, AAA of Southern California, Mercury Insurance, Nationwide Insurance, Travelers Insurance, The Hartford, CHUBB and many more.
Once next steps are determined SERVPRO will do all the heavy lifting for you to help restore your property "Like it never even happened." We are a full service restoration company that does mitigation, remediation, abatement, packout and construction for all your restoration needs. We're available 24/7 every day so just give us a call and someone will be there to assist you.
For a FREE Damage assessment please call us at (805) 669 - 6662.
Welcoming 2021 with SERVPRO of Ojai/Montecito
As 2021 kicks off SERVPRO of Ojai/Montecito wants to remind and assure you that we are here for you and the community. We saw COVID19 run crazy through Ventura county and we reacted immediately helping homes and businesses sanitize to hopefully help stop the spread.
If your home and/or place of business suffer from water, fire, mold, storm, or COVID19 damage you should immediately call the professionals at SERVPRO. We are trained to handle crisis situations of any size and we are always here to help. Our phone lines are open 24/7, 365 days out of the year. No job is too large or too small for our teams to take on. We want to work with you to make it "Like it never even happened." Happy 2021!
Why Commercial Restoration is Important
Always seek professional help in the face of water damage.
When there is water damage in your property, there is only one thing that you should do. You should always seek to get professional help. There are two advantages to getting professional help when it comes to having water damage to your property. One is that water damage companies have the proper equipment and they employ the best professionals to do the job. With a water damage restoration professional, your home will be in good hands since you have SERVPRO professionals working with you to combat the water problem.
At the first sign of water damage call SERVPRO of Ojai/Montecito to deal with your issues. We will work on your residential or commercial property immediately. When it comes to water damage, your action must be quick in order to prevent further damage to your property and health.
Holiday Restoration Professionals
With holidays approaching rapidly we at SERVPRO of Ojai/Montecito know this would be the worst possible time to have to deal with the headache of dealing with a water or fire loss. We would much rather homeowners and business owners be with their loved ones celebrating the happy season. But disaster waits for no one and more than likely never happens at the best time.
Don't be afraid to call us! Even on holidays our teams are available and work around the clock. No job is too big, too small, too far, and too much of a hassle for us to handle. If you suffer from a holiday water and/or fire loss this holiday season be sure to call the professionals at SERVPRO first.
Why SERVPRO Should Be Your First Call
SERVPRO professionals understand all of your situations when it comes to remediating water, fire, mold, or storm damage.
Our technicians have regular training, even if they are the most knowledgeable in the game. We make sure to have refresher courses and are constantly studying up with our crews to make sure they always know what to do. You can trust that when a SERVPRO technician enters your home you will be satisfied with them.
Restoring property is SERVPRO's first priority. You will appreciate the immediate response and you will know everything is being done to limit the damage. It doesn't matter what time or what day you call we will have a crew to you in a matter of hours, assessing the damage, and beginning work on your home.
Fire Safety Tips To Protect Your Pets From Potential Danger
According to the American Red Cross, home fires are the most common disaster they respond to - and also the most preventable. Planning ahead is the best way to promote the safety of the people and animals in your home. From preventative caution to making an evacuation plan which should include pet safety.
Here are some steps to protect your pets:
- They should have their own disaster supplies kit ready in advance which should include food, water, pet records, spare collars and/or leashes in case you need to control or calm them from being frightened.
- Have a safe place for them to stay if you need to leave your home.
- Include your pets and take them with you when you practice your escape plan. Train them to come to you when you call for them.
Following these steps can lower the risk of harming your pets from a fire.
Here Are 10 Tips To Avoid Water Damage To Your Home
In Southern California, there are ways to protect yourself against costly water losses and claims. Follow these 10 easy tips to keep your home safe and well-maintained:
On The Outside:
- Maintain Trees and Vegetation
Thriving shrubs can be a beautiful thing – except when their roots wrap around your pipes and break them. That’s why it’s important to minimize landscaping near utility pipes or, if necessary, remove trees and shrubs that have become too big.
- Clean Gutters and Downspouts
Clean your gutters at least twice a year to avoid blockage and ice dams. Standing water can cause damage to your gutters and roof, and unmanaged overflow may create puddles that could damage your foundation. Don’t forget to clean downspouts to ensure water can flow through, and secure downspouts so that they point away from the home.
- Disconnect Hoses
Standing water in a hose may freeze back into the pipe and create an ice block that may bust your pipes and create damage to walls, floor, and foundation.
On the Inside:
- Know your Water Main
Know the location of your water main and shut it off if you leave for an extended amount of time. If no water goes into the house, chances are no faucet drips can wreak havoc on your home.
- Check Appliances Regularly
Check and maintain your appliances regularly for leaks according to the manufacturer’s directions.
- Investigate Leaks Right Away and Fix Promptly
If you opt to ignore moisture damage or postpone making the necessary repairs be prepared to experience mold, mildew, dry rot, or even structural damage to your home. Keep in mind that homeowner’s insurance provides coverage for damage that is sudden and accidental. Damage that results from a lack of maintenance is not covered on a standard homeowner’s insurance policy.
- Upgrade Washing Machine Hoses
Old, brittle, or leaky washing machine hoses are among the most frequent causes of water loss for homeowners. Replace yours regularly to avoid a mighty mess and expensive damage.
- Install Water Detection Devices
A water detector is a small electronic device that sounds an alarm when its sensor is in contact with moisture. Its main benefit is that it detects low moisture levels or slow leaks that often go unnoticed. Install it near water heaters, sump pumps, washing machines, dishwashers, and toilets to prevent extensive damage and mold growth.
- Check Your Water Pressure
If the water pressure to your home is set too high, pipes and hoses may fail under the pressure. Buy a water pressure gauge at a local hardware store, attach it to an outside faucet, and turn the faucet to full force. The gauge will give you a reading of the home’s water pressure. Typical residential water systems are designed for water pressure of 40 – 70 psi. If your home’s water pressure exceeds 100psi, install a pressure regulator (which is available at hardware stores as well.)
- Do Monitor Your Water Bill
Sometimes, the only way you know that water is leaking is by taking a closer look at your water bill. If your usage jumps significantly from one month to the next without explanation, put your “water detective’s hat” on. Is there a leak in your crawlspace? Or, is it a pipe in your front yard? Don’t leave mystery leaks unattended!
Call us if you have any questions! We are here to help!
Working From Home? Here Is Our Guide To Staying Productive And Being Successful
As coronavirus changes the daily lives of Americans, lately many of us get the privilege to work from home to be safe. There are certain perks to working from home. You officially have the shortest commute and your meetings do not happen in the conference room. But, if you are not careful, working from home can also come with some downsides. If you are the type to get distracted easily, do not worry, there is hope.
Here is our guide to staying productive. Want to know if they work? Well, this blog you are reading right now was written from home sweet home.
1. Get an office. Set aside a whole room or a portion of your home that is for all business and only business. Your bed would not be the ideal location to set up your office because that is where you sleep.
2. Get rid of background noise. Be aware of how productive you are while listening to music. Playing music all day helps some people while it can distract others. So, find out which one you are.
3. Break a sweat! Since gyms are shut down in California for a while due to the Covid-19 virus outbreak, make it apart of your job to set aside about 30 minutes to an hour to get your body moving at home. Working from home can reduce the amount of calories we burn in a day. You can still workout outside in nature. You could even throw on a workout video to your liking on YouTube. So, grab that jump rope, some light weights or both. No excuses.
4. Keep essentials in your workspace. Keep items such as snacks, coffee or a cozy sweater near your desk. This is a way to prevent you from getting up to grab something and encountering who-knows-what distractions around the house.
5. Know when to take a break. When your home is also your office, it can feel like you are always working. Decide when you are done for the day, and stick to it.
6. Communicate! Make sure to stay in communication with people throughout the day. Chat with colleagues, schedule phone meetings or even check in on Zoom. This will make you feel less lonely and it will also make you feel like an asset to the company you are working for.
7. Get Dressed. Keep your outfit casual and comfortable, but not in the pajama family. It might sound unnecessary, but you will feel more professional, and you will be prepared if a last-minute meeting comes up.
8. Keep things clean! Make sure to always have your workspace clean by the end of the day, so when you come back to it the next day, you are ready to work without clutter. Also doing this will help reduce trash from piling up.
9. Look at the perks of working from home. You are home during the day. Do you realize what that means? You save on gasoline because you don't have to drive to the office. Most importantly, you won't get anyone sick if you come to work with a sniffle. The more you enjoy working from home, the more you will enjoy your job. Now, get back to work!
Got Mold? We Are The Experts In Mold Remediation!
Garage platform and car lift assembly located in Calabasas, California, where our team performed detailed cleaning and disinfecting.
Garage platform and car lift assembly located in Calabasas, California, where our team performed detailed cleaning and disinfecting. Our team utilized botanical disinfectants and photo-documented before during and after for complete transparency. Upon removal cleared all subterranean drains. Our team utilized a high-pressure steam pressure washing system.
The homeowner was referred to our office by a very prestigious and well-known luxury home builder. We also have pressure washers that will recover the water if contaminated and/or the city requires water drainage to be in a sanitary drain. We are very cognizant of the drought that plagues California and used only the necessary amount of water when pressure-washing both residential and sophisticated commercial or industrial building structures.
Sometimes we pressure wash inside of commercial/industrial concrete tilt-up buildings. We have performed this type of work in the city of Vernon and throughout the greater Los Angeles area. We are a preferred vendor for the California Department of Motor Vehicles and perform their exterior cleanup.
Around the Clock
Our technicians are always on call, so never be afraid to dial SERVPRO.
SERVPRO is known for being faster to any size disaster, commercial or residential. When compared to other restoration companies SERVPRO of Ojai/Montecito is not only on site the quickest but maximizes the job to make sure they are faster when also getting you back into your home or place of business. Why SERVPRO? Because we understand what it means to be the leader in restoration not just in our city but across the nation, being a company that is available 24/7 we are truly around the clock. SERVPRO of Ojai/Montecito has a professional always on call to make sure we are ready to jump into action no matter what time it is or what the job call may be! You’ll never have to worry about what time your emergency may happen knowing that we will be there for you immediately.
What You Should Look for in a Restoration Company
SERVPRO is ready for your disaster.
Even though it seems to be smooth sailing you should always be taking proactive steps to manage the potential risk that disaster(s) could bring your commercial property. Take the time to establish a working relationship with a commercial emergency restoration management company, such as SERVPRO, that you may need in the future. Here are some things to look for when you are shopping around.
- Are they a 24 hour emergency response team? If 25/8 was a thing SERVPRO is on it, never be afraid to call us because we will be there.
- Do they work with your insurance? Of course, we want you to be covered so we will do our part to help you and communicate with all parties involved.
- Are they safe and reliable? Absolutely, we hold team meetings every morning to go over a new or refresher topic of safety to keep everyone reliable and aware.
- Do they have expert technicians and the experience? All of our technicians and office staff are IICRC trained and have continual training to ensure they are up to date and aware of all possible losses.
- Will they update you and keep your file safe? Yes, we promise daily updates to both you and your insurance company so you will never be in the dark.
These are all great questions to have and to ask. At SERVPRO of Ojai/Montecito we can guarantee that you will be more than satisfied with us as your primary commercial disaster response team because we know we can make it “Like it never even happened.”
IICRC, the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoring Certification, is a nonprofit organization that develops and publishes standards detailing the proper procedures for safe cleaning and restoration. SERVPRO of Ojai/Montecito prides ourselves on having our technicians as well as office staff to be IICRC certified. Being up to IICRC standards allows all of our employees to have the best knowledge industry standard training giving each and every one of our customers the best service. We are constantly holding classes for employees and professionals be up to date and work towards new certifications in areas such as: Applied Structural Drying, Commercial Drying, Fire and Smoke, Mold Removal, etc. This helps us to ensure that no matter what situation clients can always rest assured that they are choosing the best restoration company.
Our SERVPRO Promise to You
It's our promise to you that you won't be disappointed with us in an already stressful situation.
You would think this questions would be easy but it isn’t. In your city there could be dozens of restoration companies that you could choose from. Your insurance agent will probably recommend some restoration companies to you but you might want to research for yourself. And we are to tell you that SERVPRO of Ojai/Montecito can promise that we are around the clock, reliable, and professional. We have been around for just under a decade and we understand that you might Google names like Service Master or Restoration Management Company but we promise we want to work with you and your insurance agent to get you back to living like normal. You can always check out our Yelp page for more customer testimonials or we are just a call away to explain to us what your issue is, we want to deal with your restoration issues! Our promise is that you won’t be disappointed you chose us as your experts.
We Are #1
You can rely on us to be the best restoration company you ever deal with.
When you simply google "fire damage restoration", "water damage", "commercial restoration" lots of information pops up and it seems overwhelming, especially if you have never been placed in a situation like this before. It can be an absolute nightmare if you don't deal with professionals and you should always do your due diligence check first. With SERVPRO of Ojai/Montecito, you'll never have to worry about what other restoration companies are doing, as a franchise, we are held to an industry standard that holds true for the entire company and we pride ourselves in being #1 not only in the nation but in the Los Angeles County. All of our technicians are IICRC certified and have continuous training, our office staff is available to you 24/7 and we are known to get you back into your property as timely as possible. If you ever suffer fire damage you should always call SERVPRO.
Why SERVPRO of Ojai/Montecito?
SERVPRO of Ojai/Montecito is the newest franchise under the umbrella of team Alan Reed. Alan and his partners started out with Moorpark, Fillmore, and Santa Paula and then within the last two years have also acquired Encino/Sherman Oaks, Simi Valley, and Studio City/Valley Village.
After the Thomas Fire broke out Alan's team was there for months helping with the community to put all the pieces back together. They worked on both homes and large establishments until every project was completed.
Every single on of our technicians and office staff has IICRC training, which means that even if you call with a question we will be able to help you.
We pride ourselves on being the best restoration team out there and you can always trust SERVPRO of Ojai/Montecito with your home or place of business.